Multiple power outages reported throughout Rapid City area

Previously Recorded May 17 1:01 p.m.

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Multiple power outages are being reported throughout the Rapid City area. Lightning strikes have been reported in the area and NewsCenter1’s team of meteorologists are recommending that viewers stay indoors and take shelter.

Rapid City Police Department has issued a statement letting motorists know the power outages throughout Rapid City are impacting traffic signals. Sending a reminder, if a traffic signal is not working, the intersection is to be treated as a four-way stop.

Firefighters in Rapid City have been responding to mutiple fire alarms as a result of the widespread power outages. They have notified the appropriate power company in each case and all alarms so far have been false.

Stay tuned to for updates as they are made available.

If you are experiencing a power outage, please report it to your power companies outage website.

West River Electric Outage Map

Black Hills Energy Outage Map

Outage map from Black Hills Energy – 1 PM 5/17/2019



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